There are over 318 active street schemes throughout the Arun West area of
Bognor Regis, Aldwick, Pagham, Bersted, Felpham, Middleton, Elmer, Westergate,
Eastergate, Walberton, Yapton, Climping and Arundel , covering thousands of households.
Each scheme has a Coordinator, who communicates relevant crime information and advice on keeping safe to their scheme members,
and encourages members to feedback information on any suspicious,
criminal or anti-social behaviour they become aware of, to Sussex Police and or the Arun Safety Partnership.
We aim for each ward to have an Area Coordinator, who is the liaison point for individual schemes,
and the link between Neighbourhood Watch and Sussex Police.
We enjoy the support on an appointed Chichester & Arun NHW Champion, committed to ensuring that the Local Policing Team
will do its best to support and assist NHW to achieve its aims and objectives.
Also, we enjoy a good rapport with the local police Public Engagement Officer who sends out crime messages.
We manage our affairs through an Association Committee which include the Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer.
The specific number and composition of the committee is outlined in the Constitution page of this website.
The original Bognor Regis Police Sector NHW Association, now known as the Arun West Association
was one of the earliest in the country to be formed, in 1984.
It gradually became one of the largest groups in the country, covering over 14,000 households.
Improvements in technology have enabled faster and more detailed communication with coordinators through email,
and the Association has evolved with these changes.
We continue to be a vital community resource, and are always looking to improve our local coverage.
Any resident may join an existing scheme, or may start a new scheme if one does not exist in your immediate vicinity.
There are bound to be several Neighbourhood Watch schemes in your locality.
But because each scheme usually covers one road or defined area, it may not yet be operating in your street.
To find out more about the coverage and opportunities for community involvement in your locality,
please contact Arun West NHW via the link below.
Thank you we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Our objective is to bring neighbours together to create strong, friendly,
active communities where crime and anti-social behaviour are less likely to happen.
Our vision is that of a caring society that is focused on trust and respect
in which people are safe from crime and enjoy a good quality of life.
Neighbourhood Watch is about making sure that fewer people feel afraid,
vulnerable or isolated in the place where they live.
Our aim is to improve Police and community liaison
By providing effective communications through Neighbourhood Watch messaging systems which warn
Coordinators of local crime trends which they can disseminate to their scheme members,
and by members informing the police of incidents when they occur.
We undertake to work within the boundary of the Memorandum of Understanding signed between us and Sussex Police.
Arun West NHW Memorandum
Supplementary Memorandum of Understanding
Sussex Police Arun and Chichester District
Arun West Neighbourhood Watch Association
(Left click/Tap) Arun West NHW Memorandum
(2 Pages 184KB)
Arun West NHW Chairman & Secretarys report 2020
Our Association Constitution contains the small print on how we organise our affairs.
(Left click/Tap) Report
(5 Pages 160KB)